Just picked up a new 'Top today at a local Walmart. $268.95.
Compaq Presario CQ57-439WM
AMD Processor 64 bit
260 GB Hard Drive
2 GB SDRAM
Two USB ports
External monitor port
Now to find a new hard drive to install Mint onto. I can dual boot two Mint versions with no problem but Windows does not play with any Linux version without issues.
Had to do that maybe three years ago with a Acer 'Top.
This way I always have a backup drive.
About every three or four years, stepson and I pick up a 'Top and find a good price at a local Walmart.
All I use is Mint but this keeps me frrom becoming holier than though by buying a MS product.
No one sells a 'Top with Linux on it for that price anyway.